Does CoolSculpting Really Work?

CoolSculpting has been around for a few years now, it was popularized by Khloe Kardashian as her fat freezing secret to her revenge-bod! Since then, many celebrities including Molly Sims, Kris Jenner and Gretchen Rossi have admitted and supported the use of this non-invasive procedure to help them achieve their dream look.

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About 3 months ago I had the opportunity to try it out at Skin Refine Medspa and the results were incredible! I did ONE session on my lower abdominals and these were the results:


What is CoolSculpting?

Basically, CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure that works by sucking in an area of fat and freezing it over a 35-60 min session. Then over the course of the next 2-3 months, your body will naturally excrete it i.e you’ll poop it out. There is no down time and results are permanent as long as you maintain your weight!

“CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is the only FDA-cleared,* non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise”

Does it hurt?

Every time I tell someone about my CoolSculpting experience, the follow up question is ALWAYS “Did it hurt?”, The answer… a little. For the first 7 minutes your body is adapting to the cold temperature so you’ll feel a minor tingling sensation accompanied by a bit of discomfort. Dependent on your pain level and where you are getting the procedure done, I would say it ranges from a 2-5 on a scale of 1-10, 10 being unbearable pain. After the 7 minutes, your body becomes use to the cold and you no longer feel anything.

When the timer is done a quick 2-5 minute massage is recommended to help “thaw” out the area. Apparently this massage makes the procedure 68% more effective but to me it was the most uncomfortable part...not unbearable, just uncomfortable.

How much does it cost?

It can range from a few hundred to thousands dependent on how many sessions you need and how many areas you are looking to treat. In the San Francisco Bay Area, I would say a safe bet is approximately $750/application for each session. Skin Refine Medspa was kind enough to offer my followers a discount, just mention my name “Erica Luo” and they’ll hook you up!

Am I a candidate?

You can book a free consultation or take this quiz to see! But the key factors are, you’re 30lb within goal and you have pinch-able fat

I hope this was helpful and if you test it out let me know! As always, follow me on Instagram @ericaluoo and subscribe to my newsletter if you haven't already.